It’s Sevitember around these parts and things have changed drastically since last year. Life took a turn in ways that were unexpected. Not in a bad way, just a shift in my priorities and mindset. Sevitember has always been all about me. Celebrating and rejoicing in my entire birthday month. Last year was a grand celebration of 30 blessed years while this year I’ve been more subdued on the celebrations.
As promised, I wanted to reflect on the same topics that I focused on for my 30th birthday. Maybe they’ll resonate and you’ll take a moment to just reflect on the state of your life.
Reflections on my Strength, Courage, and Growth this Sevitember
The age of 30 was a test of my strength, courage, and growth in the biggest way – motherhood. I never imagined that just two short days after turning 30, I would find out that I was expecting a baby. Here I am going into year 31 with a nearly 4 month old in my life. These three components have been huge in this last year of my life. My strength in tackling the unknown of motherhood is apparent each time I see my baby’s smiling face. The courage I have had sharing my journey into motherhood has paid off as I learn new things about myself. Each moment of growth comes from watching Delilah grow up and enter a new phase of her life.
I’m not the same woman I was a year ago. In fact, I’m never going to be that woman again. I feel as if I’ve elevated to a new level of life that transcends any season I’ve ever encountered. Honestly, I love it and feel as if I was made for it.
Reflections on Family and Friends this Sevitember
I love my family and friends. I’m always reminded even during my toughest times that I have the most caring and loving friends in my life. This Sevitember I’ve been blessed with the sweetest Facebook post, text messages, and phone calls. What makes this Sevitember even more special is that I’ve expanded my family base! Delilah Claire is the greatest birthday present and I cannot believe that it’s been a whole year since I found out that I was expecting her.
Sevitember is a beautiful reminder that I am lucky to have the most caring group of individuals in my life. The love and affection that I’m given helps alleviate the sadness from missing my dad. To be blessed with the encouragement and love from everyone is always a positive during this time and this year my family and friends did not disappoint.
As for year 31, I’m looking forward to it. I’ve got the most precious baby girl to celebrate and enjoy. Life is looking up with all of the things I want to accomplish in 2018. There is anything I don’t feel like I can accomplish these days. The drive and passion I have now are greater than I could’ve ever imagined because of my sweet girl. Here’s to another year of life, another month of Sevitember, and all the blessings a lady can count on from her tribe! So stick with me!